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Old 10-11-2019, 09:30 PM   #57
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67 1/2 "Hope I die before I get old."
Well you missed the cut off. I'd start hoping for something else lol
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Old 10-12-2019, 12:23 AM   #58
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I'm dead.
But are you still driving your BRZ?
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Old 10-13-2019, 02:58 AM   #59
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Turned 73 in September, so I bought a 2019 Red one.
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Old 10-13-2019, 09:32 AM   #60
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I'll be 73 yo on this coming Halloween...and I've not yet learned how to drive an automatic transmission equipped vehicle.

I drive a 2015 FRS, which I bought new almost exactly 5 years ago.

Car has only 67,000 miles because I did not take any trips last year.

I've driven this car Round Trip, coast to coast 5 times so far, yea, that's 10 one way trips.

Why did this car come with a warranty ? I've never found a use for it before it's expiration.

Cars actually Made In Japan are the only cars to buy. Must have a J as the first digit of it's Vin number, otherwise, forget it.
ToySub1946, I'm increasingly feeling the same way as you, that 'made in Japan' cars are the only way to go. I keep wanting to like 'American' cars. But the quality just doesn't compare. I also have a 2015 Mustang GT. It's a lot of motor for the money (on a hp:$ basis), but the build quality, quality control, and reliability are laughable compared to the BRZ.

I don't completely blame the management of US car companies. After all, any publicly-held US company is bound by law to 'maximize shareholder value'. If they leave a nickel on the table, shareholders can and often do sue them for not 'maximizing shareholder value'. It's all about how to boost the stock price in the short term (of which executives also benefit with their stock options). Squeezing every penny in the short term is mutually exclusive with building high-quality cars for the long term.

Back in the mid 1980's, I remember an interview in one of the business magazines (Business Week? Forbes?) with Roger Smith, Chairman of GM, and Soichiro Toyoda, President of Toyota. The writer asked each of them, "Is your company in business to make money, or to make cars?". Smith answered (I'm paraphrasing from my dim and age-addled memory), 'We're in business to make money, any way we can, we don't care how'. In contrast, Toyoda said, 'We are in business to make cars. By making the best cars in the world, we will make money and be successful'.

Looking at the market shares of GM and Toyota over the past 40 years, history has shown which approach works out better in the long run.
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Old 10-13-2019, 11:32 AM   #61
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But are you still driving your BRZ?

I need a new one
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Old 10-14-2019, 03:04 PM   #62
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Turned 73 in September, so I bought a 2019 Red one.
I will be 59 this month and I bought 2018 BRZ tS last year a birthday gift for myself, my money. LOL
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Old 10-14-2019, 09:47 PM   #63
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As I've stated before, in March of 2017 with two and a half years before retirement I made a deal for a BRZ Inazuma (series yellow). Due to bad weather delivery was put off until April 8th. At quitting time on April 6th I was terminated without notice and without cause. The yellow BRZ was in the showroom, plated and insured. However, without a job the finance contract was invalid and I had to give it up.
Fast forward a year and a half and finally a settlement was reached, (out of court) with my former employer. Not great but better than nothing!
To celebrate my victory I went on a search for another Inazuma. None were available at the time but I did find a six month old unsold tS. I got a better rate, .05% and some say, a better car.
I'll be 66 in January and smile every time I get into my tS. Its not so much about the car. Its more about knowing I didn't let those bastards get me down!
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tS is absolutely a better car. Enjoy.
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Old 10-15-2019, 08:47 AM   #65
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I'm 43. Not old, but not exactly young either. My next car (God willing) will be a C6 Z06. But I plan to keep the BRZ.
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Old 10-15-2019, 12:38 PM   #66
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Old 10-15-2019, 12:42 PM   #67
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67. Had many Porsches including a Turbo and this car is just as fun and handles better than any of em.
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Old 10-15-2019, 02:17 PM   #68
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I'm 43. Not old, but not exactly young either. My next car (God willing) will be a C6 Z06. But I plan to keep the BRZ.
Ah.. absolutely love the C6Z. Thatís the car that got me into american cars. One thing to keep in mind is youíll need to do heads/cam right away with the LS7 engines since they all have the head issue with dropping valves.
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Ah.. absolutely love the C6Z. Thatís the car that got me into american cars. One thing to keep in mind is youíll need to do heads/cam right away with the LS7 engines since they all have the head issue with dropping valves.
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Old guys get together and the conversation naturally gravitates to Corvettes.
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